Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.
"Very good lectures on mindfulness!"
Find out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets, and its answers to the challenges of modern life. This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods, and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common sense and other worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered.
"In Case You Ever Wondered . . ."
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
"Direct, as the title suggests"
Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret, frustration, or gloom? And then something small - a few kind words, the sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea - gave you a welcome pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind, that's what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe.
Naturally lose weight fast and get the body you've been wanting. Stop old habits in their tracks, shed pounds now, and feel amazing. Rapid weight loss is yours today with this powerful guided meditation program from the Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist Joel Thielke.
"Very relaxing and easy way to help you lose weight"
Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems - stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This audiobook is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Miracles Now uses practical, moment-to-moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease.
"I thought it seemed forced"
There is a loving intelligence at the core of your being that can lead you to the fulfillment of your highest destiny. Four words hold the secret to accessing it: Whatever arises, love that. With his first full-length audio-learning course, Matt Kahn invites you to join him for a 12-part journey that explores how profoundly your life transforms when you surrender to the love of your true divine nature.
"Great Book but Slow to Start"
Motivational Hypnotherapy's Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to remove negative energy, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs and guide you through spiritual cleansing. It's a safe, gentle way to get rid of negative energy and revitalize your body and soul. You'll feel incredible and fueled with positive, healing energy.
"A good short read and meditation"
"So many of us hold a deep belief that we were born unworthy," reflects Adyashanti, "inadequate, unlovable, and alone." But what if, in truth, we weren't put here to pay penance, change our karma, or "fix" ourselves? What if we chose to be here because we so loved the world that we poured ourselves into it - to make it whole again, to restore "the hidden divinity amid the disaster"? With Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness, we're invited to entertain that possibility.
"Loved it! Topic not often dealt with directly."
Scientifically grounded practices for healing and transformation. Modern neuroscience shows that what we do and think can change the physical structure of the brain - yet often this occurs unconsciously, when we habitually react to stress in unhealthy ways. Lisa Wimberger created Neurosculpting® as a complete approach for consciously reshaping our brains for greater happiness, health, creativity, and compassion.
Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.
"The narration is intolerable"
With The Warrior Goddess Training Program, HeatherAsh Amara guides us through her book's 10 transformative lessons, enriched here with many new tools developed in her popular workshops. This practice-intensive experience merges the Toltec values of fearless self-reflection and determination, Buddhist insights for finding clarity and presence, and Earth-based goddess principles of pleasure, creative play, and unconditional love.
How can we discover this perfect, somatic knowing? It begins by removing the blockages that manifest mentally, emotionally, and physically. Join Reggie Ray as he presents the practice of pure awareness in nine guided, sequential sessions that lead to the direct experience of our true nature. Emphasizing deep relaxation, the power in the lower belly, opening the central channel, and the significance of posture, Reggie helps us unfold ever-subtler realizations of our capacities to love and heal.
"For the Seeker"
Everyday life is so frantic and full of troubles that we have largely forgotten how to live a joyful existence. We try so hard to be happy that we often end up missing the most important parts of our lives. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful, and exhausting life.
"Missing a written outline for the 8 week program"
Advances in neuroscience have transformed our understanding of the way our brains acquire and reinforce habits. Lisa Wimberger's Neurosculpting® uses proven techniques to consciously direct your brain's natural processes for learning and changing. Join her to learn this powerful approach for breaking unwanted behaviors - and instilling the habits that serve you in creating the life you choose.
"life changing approach"
If you have sleeping problems, then you know how frustrating it can be to get a good night's sleep. Slowing down your thoughts, finding peace of mind, and learning how to relax are all necessary for better sleep. This guided sleep meditation bundle is meant to help you relax, fall asleep faster, and sleep better.
"I'm getting very sleepy!"
If you've ever struggled with depression or know someone who has, take heart: Mindfulness practice is a simple, powerful way to naturally break depression's self-perpetuating cycle. With The Mindful Way Through Depression, four leading researchers present insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy about how to triumph over this illness - and, more importantly, how to prevent it from striking again.
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg....
"Beautifully written and read by the author."
Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.
"Might be difficult for true beginners..."
Mindfulness Meditation is about learning to experience life fully as it unfolds - moment by moment. One popular misconception about meditation is that it is a way to make your mind blank so you can escape from what you are feeling. However, author Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn wants you to understand that meditation is an invitation to wake up, experience the fullness of your life, and transform your relationship with your problems, your fears, and any pain and stress in your life.
"First stop in learning mindfulness"
This book opens the door to a new way to be. The practical mindfulness meditative techniques described in this book, will help you get more done in less time. You will discover how to generate ideas off the top of your head and how to be lucky in life and business. Many people discover mindfulness as a way to deal with anxiety, depression, illness or stress. Some people use it to seek answers to the meaning to life, the universe and everything!
Are you tired? Are you stressed? Do you constantly find yourself filled with worry and anxiety? Are you consumed with everything you must get done, everything that is happening, and everything that has happened? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are ready to take on a life of mindfulness. Whether you decide to totally transform your life to one of mindfulness and peace, or you simply want to add a few mindful moments into your day, you will see an improvement.
Sit down and get motivated with this guided meditation for motivation.
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.
Sometimes one would like to escape the stress of everyday life for half an hour. Simply to switch off and relax. Perhaps only then we really notice the internal burden that we carry around with us every day. We notice how much energy some things are robbing us of, as they make us tired and unbalanced. With this imaginary journey, you receive the opportunity to simply let go of your burden during a nice walk in nature. You will already feel more inner freedom while you are walking on this imaginary journey.
Embrace your power, get rid of negative energy, and become the most incredible version of yourself - while you sleep! It's an amazing, soothing experience, narrated by best-selling hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows.
Meditation is a natural and easy way to relieve stress while increasing mindfulness. This collection is designed to achieve stress relief, declutter your mind, increase mindfulness and help you feel more centered. These meditations are great for beginners and are easy to follow. Dedicate a small portion of your day to meditation and experience the difference in your state of mind.
Friends, you and I are interested in learning how to use our minds and in the most effective way. We want to know how to think in such a manner that our lives will be happy and successful. And learning how to think rightly is like learning how to use any other set of tools.
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how you will be able to use astral projection. It will also help you to learn some quick tips that will enable you to overcome fears and mental blocks as you attempt to begin your astral journey. Astral projection is an adventure that not many get to experience. It will empower you, teach you about yourself, introduce you to astral entities, and possibly convince you of proof of an afterlife.
Your state of mind has the power to influence and shape your reality, which is why it is so important to pay attention to your daily thoughts. Do you worry often? Are you always thinking of the worst case scenario? If so, you might be in the trap of perpetual negative thinking. While negative thoughts might seem harmless, you are actually creating a toxic environment for yourself from within. This collection includes 1,000 affirmations designed to help you.
In The Power of Ho'oponopono, new thought author Craig Beck gives you a brief introduction and grounding in this life changing style of meditation. By implementing the easy to follow steps in this book you can affect positive change in your own life and also in the lives of all those that you love.
Guided Meditation for Success is a simple meditation for one to focus on achieving more.
Mindfulness is actually a mindset that allows you to be constantly mindful of what you are doing, but when people commonly refer to mindfulness, they are usually referring to mediation techniques that help you to live in the moment. Mindfulness mediation is a combination of techniques that help to improve your general health mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually. It helps you to ground yourself, understand yourself, and balance out the negative energy in your life.
Is stress getting you down? Are you grumpy at work, with family and friends? Stop. Right. Now. Reboot your life with Meditation, the no-nonsense, easy-reference book that details instructions on how to perform four kinds of meditation. Inform yourself of the benefits of meditation, then re-invent yourself by trying one, or all four, techniques. You're bound to find at least one that suits your needs!
Our modern lives are chaotic and full of inconveniences. The situation is so chaotic that between taking care of the kids, spending time with your spouse, and the need to perform well at work, it can be easy to get lost and lose yourself along the way, and start living on autopilot mode where you mindlessly watch as life passes you by.
Have you ever wondered how to effectively deal with stress and anxiety? The answer is with the relaxation response! The relaxation response teaches how to relax by using relaxation techniques that run the gamut from meditation techniques to relaxation music. This book takes a look at how to reduce stress and anxiety in simple easy-to-do ways that anyone can practice.
The substance of this little book has been given in the form of a lecture. It is now offered to a wider audience in the hope that it may prove useful in helping some to know the power of a larger life.
If you have ever desired to become a more attentive, compassionate, and liberated human being...now is the time. In this book you will learn to overcome your ego-centric mind patterns, and discover the path to finding your true self. You will develop a practice of mindful driving in the current moment with dynamic awareness, and reveal the truth of your higher self.
Wealth is a state of mind before it becomes a reality. If you let them, limiting beliefs will hold you back for an entire lifetime, keeping you surviving instead of thriving. That's why it's not only important to monitor and autocorrect your thoughts - it's crucial to your success in anything you do.
Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well-being through positive affirmation. Because you can.
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life.
"Good Info, Bad Narrarator"
This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.
"Learn what to do with your life's manure"
With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory - the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution.
"Filled a gap"
In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students were unable to progress in meditation, as well as his students had back in Asia - and he realized that was because the pace of Western life made it difficult for them to relax. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for Westerners. It's very traditional but adapted to help those of us who live in a culture of distraction.
In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, self-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas - a core part of the Buddha's original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.
"what a wonderful perspective of mindfulness"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.
Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it's not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in this audiobook. Lodro Rinzler begins by challenging you to ask yourself why you want to meditate in the first place. (Good news: there's no wrong answer!)
"Light and inspiring"
Countless people worldwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and best-selling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now, after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level - helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly style, Bhante introduces the listener to what have been known for centuries as the jhanas - deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation.
In simple and straightforward language, Bhante Gunaratana shares the Buddha's teachings on mindfulness and how we can use these principles to improve our daily lives, deepen our mindfulness, and move closer to our spiritual goals. Based on the classic Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most succinct yet rich explanations of meditation, Bhante's presentation is nonetheless thoroughly modern.
In this lucid classic, beloved teacher Ayya Khema introduces the listener to the essence of the Buddhist path. She addresses the how and why of meditation, providing a clear framework for understanding the nature of karma and rebirth and the entirety of the eightfold path. With specific, practical advice, Ayya Khema illuminates the practices of compassion and sympathetic joy, and offers forthright guidance in working with the hindrances that we all encounter in meditation.
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques.
If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.
A concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is - and isn't - with advice on how to start a meditation practice. If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: It contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one.
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
The modern lifestyle with its excesses and worldly desires, the constant need to be connected, and the rapid development in technology, has made stress and lifestyle-related diseases the norm. The need for meditation, thus, is more acute. Meditation calms the mind, brings focus and enhances the senses, resulting in a better quality of life and work. And with the right Mantras, meditation becomes a highly effective tool in unleashing the immense potential within oneself.
"essential for all aspirants on the path"
This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith.
This wide-ranging anthology brings together pioneering Tibetan Buddhist teachers, scientific researchers, and health professionals to offer fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions, new studies, and firsthand accounts of how meditation is being applied to great effect in health and social care today. Sogyal Rinpoche and Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche on how meditation unlocks the mind’s healing power. Jon Kabat-Zinn on the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream health care.
A new, four-stage approach to the popular Buddhist practice known as loving-kindness meditation, with the aim of finding unconditional love in our own hearts, in our relationships, and in our perception of the world around us. The unconditional love that we all long for - in our own lives and in the world around us - can be awakened effectively with this unique approach to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation.
Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef Rose Eliot, OBE, and a diverse group of people as they gather in Rose's sitting room to learn about mindfulness meditation from the wise and witty Buddhist monk Rose has invited to her home.